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Why Do We Need Water?

You know you need water and you’ve probably heard that on average you need about 64 ounces a day.  Have you ever wondered why?

What Water Does For Us

Water quenches our thirst but it also does a whole lot more.  Here are some of the things that water does for us.

Weight Loss

Numerous studies have shown a connection between proper hydration and weight loss.  Water helps you feel full so try drinking a glass of water before meals.  You just might find yourself consuming fewer calories.

Strength

When your muscles don’t have the water they need they fatigue a lot more quickly.  Stay well hydrated at the gym so you get the best workout possible.

Fluid Balance

Your body is about 60% water so you need to stay well hydrated to keep your fluids in balance.  Keeping your fluids in balance helps to digest food and transport nutrients, regulates body temperature and more.

Clearer Skin

Toxins trapped in the body can cause skin issues such as clogged pores and acne.  Water flushes out these toxins so they don’t remain in the body which can help keep skin clear.

Energy

Most of us reach for the coffee for a bit of energy but did you know that one of the most common symptoms of dehydration is tiredness?  Stay hydrated and maybe you won’t feel the need for that afternoon caffeine boost!

Hangover

Most of the symptoms of a hangover are caused by being dehydrated.  Try drinking a glass of water for every drink you have or at very least have a glass of water before you go to bed and start drinking more water when you wake up.

Pain Prevention

Did you know that aching joints, muscle cramps and strains can be due to dehydration?  If you find yourself suffering from any of these try upping your water.

Let’s Drink To That!

If you’re not drinking enough water every day hopefully this info will encourage you to drink more.  Not sure how much to drink?  General rule of thumb is 64 ounces or you can take your body weight in pounds, divide it by two and that’s about how many ounces of water you should be having each day.  Go buy yourself a fancy new water bottle and carry it with you everywhere!